Monika Piotrowska
State University of New York, Albany
Much of the book is aimed at persuading the reader that genes are not ‘the prime movers in all biological processes’ and that ‘postgenomic genes’ are better understood in a functional sense, as ‘things an organism can do with its genome.' With the main argument in place, the authors examine its impact on a number of philosophical debates. I will discuss three of them: causation, information, and reduction.
Keywords genes  causation  information  reduction  extrapolation
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DOI 10.1080/02698595.2014.932533
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